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amazement at all we have accomplished together. I want to express my gratitude to the Arison family, Pat Riley, Coach Erik Spoelstra , the coaching staff, and the entire Miami Heat organization. “From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank
We discuss the NBA Finals, specifically the performance of the Cavs and Lebron James, and what this means for his future in Cleveland and the NBA.
combination of Green and Paul Pierce gave Miami fits. James can only guard one of them, and that forced Heat coach Erik Spoelstra to counter with Udonis Haslem, a 34-year-old Shane Battier and -- for some reason -- Chris Andersen. While Battier made a spectacular block on a potential game-tying drive, that’s a matchup the Celtics can exploit. And those are few
conference, upon first learning of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo’s season-ending ACL injury, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra pulled a reporter aside to ask, “Really?” The shock in Spoelstra’s voice begged the same question everyone
Oklahoma City Thunder . I was ready to write all about team bigger than stars. I was ready to write how Doc Rivers made Erik Spoelstra look bad – really bad. Then LeBron James happened Thursday night at the Garden. The NBA MVP scored 45 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished five assists in perhaps the greatest playoff performance since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964. Heat 98
eighth NBA title celebration delayed until 2020, Erik Spoelstra coaches for the right not to work for ESPN and I continue ..... all just clicked, and it hasn't for the Heat. Erik Spoelstra is no Doc Rivers (we'll get to that) and there
was tiring in the fourth quarter he took him out. He didn’t want to burn a timeout, but fortunately Heat coach Erik Spoelstra did it for him to give James a breather. The Celtics were down two and soon it was six. Rivers told Garnett not to put his warmups on
RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas hides behind Heat coach Erik Spoelstra , then sneaks up from behind and steals the ball from Goran Dragic. Julius Randle puts on a spin move and hits the game
accurate — at least not as far as he knows. Amid a report that a Heat minority owner said James asked for Miami coach Erik Spoelstra to be fired a few years ago, Heat president Pat Riley said that request was never made . “Not from him to me, ever,” Riley said Thursday. “So a lot of stuff is following him out
which I did when I was here my first stint with Paul Silas and Mike Brown . Which I did in Miami with Coach Spo [ Erik Spoelstra ]. Which I did with Blatt and I’ll do with T. Lue,” James said. “And at the end of the day, they’ll still have their final call. But, I don’t
for a period of time, then he went back to the same situation and I’m in the same place.” Said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra : “Couple of the best in this generation. Spectacular. I wish I could sit back and enjoy it like a fan, because it’s just fantastic basketball. ... However long these two guys play, you
wasn’t the day. “If my family is happy, then I’m happy and able to perform at a high level.” Coach Erik Spoelstra talked to the players and told them to be proud of what they accomplished this season, even if they feel bad about falling